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post #71 of 73 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I'm hoping that it will last longer than 6 months, since I think I caught it before it started to cause any damage. If I have to lube again, I'll use something heavier that doesn't gravitate down to the oil pan as fast.

Ford should have put a wick running down the center of the shaft like they did with their distributors back in the day. A few drops into the white felt wick once a year did the trick.
When I replaced my synchro inside the block it looked like a little hole that may be feed by the camshaft oiling gallery and feeds into the little hole on the side of the synchronizer.
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Just replaced the camshaft synchronizer on my 2003 Taurus SE Vulcan 3.0L OHV car. Got one made by Standard Motor Products.

I did the method where you just mark the position of the old one with a white out pen and a toothpick, take pictures, and then drop the new one in the same position. It's a little tricky because the gear will rotate slightly counter clockwise as you lift it off the shaft...had to fiddle with it a bit but got it in and all is well, birds under my hood moved out...have driven it over 20 miles and no new issues or DTCs...

Hardest part was that wiring harness surrounded by molded plastic shield directly over the position sensor...I managed to man handle it over that hose elbow and then I simply held it out of the way with whatever fingers were free as I worked. That and a throttle body cleaning took me less than two hours, first time doing both.

Thank god for YouTube and forums like these!
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post #73 of 73 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 12:36 PM
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Update: Almost 10 months later, still quiet. In fact, I almost forgot about it!

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